Sustainability 2.0 Conference

October 24, 2023
Alumni Memorial Union Ballroom

ESG and sustainability experts will gather from around the country for the fourth annual
Marquette Business “Marquette Sustainability 2.0 Conference” to discuss how the adoption of
ESG and sustainability standards in business and industry continue to give rise to an emerging
paradigm for responsible and ethical business practice.

Slides from Dr. Merker's presentation


Keynote Speaker

Kristina WyattKristina Wyatt - Chief Sustainability Officer, Persefoni

As one of the SEC's chief advisors and architects of the new rule, Kristina Wyatt, now the Chief Sustainability Officer for Persefoni, a leading climate disclosure and carbon management solution, she continues to provide leadership to industry on the issue of decarbonization.

We are excited to welcome Kristina along with other thought leaders and experts from across industry for the fourth annual event, the Midwest's largest conference on sustainable finance and business. Last year we hosted investment firms representing $3.2 trillion in assets under management and companies with a market cap of nearly $500 billion.


Tuesday, October 24

9:00 a.m. Registration and Networking
10:00 - 10:30 Introduction and Welcome
10:30 - 11:30 Panel 1: Rates of change and realities: Net Zero by 2050
11:30 - 11:50 Break
Noon - 1 p.m. Luncheon Keynote: Kristina Wyatt
1:00 - 2:00 Panel 2: Milwaukee: The Resiliency Tech Cluster
2:00 - 2:20 Break
2:30 - 3:30 Panel 3: DEI Initiatives post Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard
3:30 - 4:30 Concurrent panels 4 & 5
Panel 4: Should we drop the term ESG?  What should it be replaced with?
Panel 5: Seizing opportunities, addressing the world's challenges
4:30 - 5:30 Reception